Easy Fix: “Spotify Is Trying To Play” Notification On Android

For Android users, there is a common Spotify error message that reads “Spotify Is Trying To Play” which is a real nuisance. This happens from time to time for no apparent reason when listening to Spotify. To fix it, you can either turn off the notifications or reinstall the Spotify app.

Spotify’s lingering error message “Spotify Is Trying To Play” can be frustrating for Android users. Luckily, there is an easy fix for this issue that includes merely turning off your notifications or completely reinstalling the app on your mobile device.

I’ll walk you through the steps on how to do this.

1. Turn off Spotify ‘Notifications’

The notification can be temporary and may not mean anything in most cases. If you simply turn off the notifications from Spotify, you will no longer see the message. Even if you enable them again, the error message might not pop up again.

Step 1: Go to ‘Settings’

Open the ‘Settings’ on your Android device, in the menu, you will see the ‘Notifications’ option among the first few.

Step 2: Open ‘Notifications’

Click on ‘Notifications’ to advance further. This will open the menu for all your apps and the notifications allowed/not allowed.

Step 3: Disable Spotify notifications

Find the Spotify app from the list of apps. Right next to the app, you will see a toggle switch, proceed to uncheck it to disable notifications.

2. Reinstall Spotify

You can also try reinstalling the app which often fixes any minor lingering issues. When you reinstall Spotify, you get the newest version and this should solve the issue of the error message.

First, uninstall Spotify just like with any other app you have no use for anymore. Then, go to Google Play and download it again. Open the app and proceed with use, the error message issue will likely subside.

Additional Help

If the issue persists, you can report it on the Spotify Community site and wait or check for an answer. You can also try contacting Spotify support. They will ask for some additional info like the Android version on your device as well as the Spotify version and will proceed with instructions.


The error message “Spotify Is Trying To Play” is a real nuisance, to say the least. This minor issue causes frustration with Spotify users, but luckily, there is a way to fix it. You can try turning off your Spotify notifications or completely reinstalling the Spotify app, which often fixes minor issues like this one. If all fails, contacting Spotify support is probably your best bet.

Milan Trajkovikj

Milan Trajkovikj

I’m the Deputy Editor for Musician Wave and a touring and recording bass guitarist. I love to share my passion for all things music. I’ve been playing music for over ten years and I love exploring it further through writing. You'll also find me on the Musician Wave YouTube channel.

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